Mises Wire

Lysander Spooner: Freedom Trumps the Rule of Law

Blog10/04/2017
Most people would have considered Charles Sumner to be sufficiently anti-slavery. But Lysander Spooner was not "most people."

Read more

Why the Euro Took a Dive After Merkel's Re-Election

Money and BanksWorld HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog10/04/2017
Angela Merkel may now be forced to include the Free Democrats in her new coalition. That's bad news for those who favor a more centralized EU.

Read more

Yellow Journalism and Cheech and Chong: Drug Policy in the 70s

HealthMedia and CultureU.S. History

10/04/2017Audio/Video
Chris Calton explores US drug policy between the Nixon and Reagan Administrations.

Read more

Foreign Capital Investment: The Antidote to Global Inequality

History of the Austrian School of Economics

10/03/2017Mises Daily Articles
Foreign investment and free trade are the keys to rapidly increasing a government's wealth. Unfortunately, most governments demonize both of these.

Read more

Without Government, Who Will Force Drivers off the Roads?

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and SpendingMonopoly and Competition

Blog10/03/2017
Because the municipal government can't solve the traffic congestion problem, residents may be forced to walk, cycle, or use public transit more often.

Read more

Is Population Decline Catastrophic?

Labor and WagesTaxes and SpendingWorld History

Blog10/03/2017
In the 70s, we were told to panic about population growth. Now we're told to panic about population decline. But is it really a problem?

Read more

After Vegas Shooting, It's Time to Take Private Security Seriously

Blog10/03/2017
The state goes to great pains to protect its own personnel from violence and harm. The public, on the other hand, seems far less concerned.

Read more

Cobden on Freedom, Peace, and Trade

BiographiesFree MarketsWorld HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

10/02/2017Mises Daily Articles
Free trade cannot prevent war when men no longer believe in peace.

Read more

Bernie Sanders's "Medicare for All" is Good for None

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealthTaxes and Spending

Blog10/02/2017
Sanders’s plan would artificially set provider fees well below market levels — and would force physicians and hospitals out of business.

Read more

NCAA Violations Are Now Federal Crimes?

Legal SystemMonopoly and Competition

Blog10/02/2017
Apparently, it is now a federal criminal offense to break the rules of a private organization like the NCAA. Even when there's no victim.

Read more

Shield icon wire